8 Ways The Season 8 Premiere of 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' Had Me Shook AF

8 Ways The Season 8 Premiere of 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' Had Me Shook AF

Y'all, this season is gonna be a wiiiiiild ride.


Any American Horror Story fan was on the edge of their seats for the highly anticipated premiere of the "Coven"/"Murder House" crossover, "Apocalypse." And boy, after watching it, I was not disappointed in the slightest. I was on the edge of my seat the entire episode and I can tell this season is going to be like no other. I literally can't wait to see what happens next.

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​1. The apocalypse comes by missiles taking us all out.

With all of the talk of nuclear warfare in our real world right now, this hit a little too close to home (ba dum tss). In the beginning of the show, missile alarms go off on everyone's phones and newscasters announce that entire cities have been wiped out by this missile warfare. This was terrifying and I was shook.

2. Evan Peters' character's rich grandmother was in disbelief of their current missile situation and pulled out her phone to "call Donald" to see what was going on.

I was DEAD at this. Evie Gallant, the boujee old lady, literally couldn't believe what was going on so she was really about to whip up her phone and call her good pal, the president. This lady is a CHARACTER.

​3. One of the characters knowingly left her husband to die in the fallout.

A new rich bitch Apocalypse character, Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt, had her billionaire father set up a private jet with four tickets to come and get them to save them from the fallout of the nuclear missiles that were launched. She immediately called her husband to get him to meet her at the jet, but when he can't get there fast enough, she tells him that he can get with whoever he wants before she flies off in her jet and leaves him to die.

4. They used ancestry test results to determine whose genetics were worth saving.

Another new Apocalypse character, Timothy, was saved from the fallout by a mysterious squad who rolled up to his house and selected only him to come with them to be saved based on his superior genetic makeup shown to them by an ancestry test he took. With the mysterious things they can do with genetic testing things today, this was a really scary part.

5. Sarah Paulson.

Sarah Paulson is a queen and her apocalypse character lives up to the standard. She will be playing her murder house and coven characters as well, adding three times the excitement for this season. Honestly, Sarah could play every single character (except for maybe one Evan Peters role) and I would still watch. She is true American Horror Story royalty and should be treated as such.

​6. The only survivors will be the rich and the genetically worthy.

In addition to the genetically worthy that the ancestry tests identified, the only other survivors from the apocalypse were people who were able to buy their way into the fallout shelters. This is kind of a scary reality if there really were to be an apocalypse. Unless there was something extraordinary about you, the only people who would probably have the means to survive would be the rich and the special. This season is tapping into some pretty real stuff.

7. The survivors were fed nutrition jello.

The way that they kept all of the survivors in the fallout shelter fed was they gave them very small blocks of jello that were supposed to give them all of the nutrients they needed. This was terrifying because they were all still hungry afterward and who knows what was actually in them? Even more terrifying yet is that they had to cut down their already limited portions as time went on to make sure they could survive for longer.

​8. Michael Langdon returned to the show.

Any murder house fan knows who Michael Langdon is. At the end of the episode, a mysterious man showed up at the fallout shelter and presented his ID which read "Michael Langdon." Michael was the surviving son and antichrist child of Tate Langdon (my literal husband) and Vivian Harmon (Violet's mom). He's an adult now and is the first portion of the promised crossover season between coven and murder house.

I can't wait to see what this season has in store!

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I Am A Female And I Am So Over Feminists

I believe that I am a strong woman, but I also believe in a strong man.

Beliefs are beliefs, and everyone is entitled to their opinion. I'm all about girl power, but in today's world, it's getting shoved down our throats. Relax feminists, we're OK.

My inspiration actually came from a man (God forbid, a man has ideas these days). One afternoon my boyfriend was telling me about a discussion his class had regarding female sports and how TV stations air fewer female competitions than that of males. In a room where he and his other male classmate were completely outnumbered, he didn't have much say in the discussion.

Apparently, it was getting pretty heated in the room, and the women in the class were going on and on about how society is unfair to women in this aspect and that respect for the female population is shrinking relative to the male population.

If we're being frank here, it's a load of bull.

SEE ALSO: To The Women Who Hate Feminism

First of all, this is the 21st century. Women have never been more respected. Women have more rights in the United States than ever before. As far as sports go, TV stations are going to air the sports that get the most ratings. On a realistic level, how many women are turning on Sports Center in the middle of the day? Not enough for TV stations to make money. It's a business, not a boycott against female athletics.

Whatever happened to chivalry? Why is it so “old fashioned" to allow a man to do the dirty work or pay for meals? Feminists claim that this is a sign of disrespect, yet when a man offers to pick up the check or help fix a flat tire (aka being a gentleman), they become offended. It seems like a bit of a double standard to me. There is a distinct divide between both the mental and physical makeup of a male and female body. There is a reason for this. We are not equals. The male is made of more muscle mass, and the woman has a more efficient brain (I mean, I think that's pretty freaking awesome).

The male body is meant to endure more physical while the female is more delicate. So, quite frankly, at a certain point in life, there need to be restrictions on integrating the two. For example, during that same class discussion that I mentioned before, one of the young ladies in the room complained about how the NFL doesn't have female athletes. I mean, really? Can you imagine being tackled by a 220-pound linebacker? Of course not. Our bodies are different. It's not “inequality," it's just science.

And while I can understand the concern in regard to money and women making statistically less than men do, let's consider some historical facts. If we think about it, women branching out into the workforce is still relatively new in terms of history. Up until about the '80s or so, many women didn't work as much as they do now (no disrespect to the women that did work to provide for themselves and their families — you go ladies!). We are still climbing the charts in 2016.

Though there is still considered to be a glass ceiling for the working female, it's being shattered by the perseverance and strong mentality of women everywhere. So, let's stop blaming men and society for how we continue to “struggle" and praise the female gender for working hard to make a mark in today's workforce. We're doing a kick-ass job, let's stop the complaining.

I consider myself to be a very strong and independent female. But that doesn't mean that I feel the need to put down the opposite gender for every problem I endure. Not everything is a man's fault. Let's be realistic ladies, just as much as they are boneheads from time to time, we have the tendency to be a real pain in the tush.

It's a lot of give and take. We don't have to pretend we don't need our men every once in a while. It's OK to be vulnerable. Men and women are meant to complement one another—not to be equal or to over-power. The genders are meant to balance each other out. There's nothing wrong with it.

I am all for being a proud woman and having confidence in what I say and do. I believe in myself as a powerful female and human being. However, I don't believe that being a female entitles me to put down men and claim to be the “dominant" gender. There is no “dominant" gender. There's just men and women. Women and men. We coincide with each other, that's that. Time to embrace it.

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Most Incoming Freshmen Are Only Worried About Making Friends, But I'm Worried About When To Tell My New Friends About My Disability

I shouldn't have to worry about if people are going to accept me for something I can't control.


Going to college is a big change for anyone and it's a difficult time for a lot of us. It is hard enough being an incoming freshman at a new school, let alone a freshman with a disability.

I never knew how much extra stuff I had to do in order to be able to get the accommodations I need plus all the typical college duties a student has on their plate. I had to fill out an online application to prove my disability, a learning accommodations form, an accommodations form, a Vocational Rehab form, a transportation form, plus the millions of other forms you have to fill out in order to become a student at any college.

It took three hours... It was very overwhelming. And I had to talk to a lot of people about the million forms I filled out without my parents' help.

"Welcome to adulthood," they said.

It happened in the blink of an eye. Besides all the forms, choosing roommates is harder than I thought it was going to be. It's something that most people find nerve-wracking. I have the challenge of not only trying to meet new people in an unfamiliar environment like everyone else but in hopes of being accepted by my peers because of my disability.

At what point do I tell people about my disability? Do I tell them when we are getting to know each other or when we are going to meet up? That's probably the thing I am scared the most about.

I have heard that college students are more accepting of disabilities than most high schoolers, which puts me at ease a little bit.

But people can be really cruel, no matter what age.

I am also realizing as I go through the roommate process that students are not properly informed on disabilities and how to treat others with disabilities. I shouldn't have to worry about if people are going to accept me for something I can't control. Students should be nice and accept people of all different abilities. But it's easier said than done.

Another thing, trying to find a job that will be accommodable to me has been difficult. It seems so easy for a typical college student to get a job, but not me. I have spent the last six months applying for jobs just to hear nothing back from businesses. All I want to do is earn money like everyone else to try and go to college.

That's one of the reasons I applied to Vocational Rehab is to potentially get money monthly in order to suffice a job for now or at least to keep me on my toes for a little bit.

There's that... then there is the typical college student stuff housing, dining, medical forms, transcripts, and student sport passes... It is just a lot for one 18-year-old to handle. The point is, as some of you are going through the same college process, be courteous to your classmates around you.

We are all going through something similar but others may be dealing with a little more or nervous so be kind and understanding.

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